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Dr. Kongjian Yu

Professor and Dean

College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University


Kongjian Yu received his Doctor of Design at the Harvard GSD. He is the founder and Dean of the School of Landscape Architecture at PKU, and the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He founded Turenscape, an internationally awarded firm of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism.  Yu's projects received numerous international awards, including the 2009 ULI Global Award for Excellence, the 2010 and 2012 ASLA award of Excellence, and 7 other ASLA Honor Awards (American Society of Landscape Architects) , 2011 American Architecture Award, three time winner of world landscape award  in 2009, 2010 and 1011 World Architectural Festival.

Yu publishes widely; his current publications include The Beautiful Big Foot, Landscape as Ecological Infrastructure and The Art of Survival. Through his works, Yu tries to reconstruct ecological infrastructure across scales and to define a new aesthetics based on environmental ethic. 

Yu was keynote speaker for the 40 th, 43rd, 46th and 48th IFLA World Congress, the 2006 and 2008 ASLA annual conference, and has lectured worldwide.  Yu served the Master Jury for the Aga Kahn Architecture Award in 2010, and the Super Jury for 2011 World Architecture Festival, he is currently teaching at Harvard Graduate School of Design as visiting professor.

Please click the following link to download the paper by Dr. Kongjian Yu:

Urban Heritage Conservation and Environmental Sustainability